Published On: Jul 28 2013 03:40:03 AM CDTUpdated On: Aug 19 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT
"Full House" had an eight-season run on ABC from 1987 to 1995. Its most famous cast members included Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson, John Stamos and Bob Saget. With Stamos marking his 52nd birthday on Aug. 19 and production underway on a Netflix-produced sequel series set for debut in 2016, check out where the show's stars are today.
John Stamos played Jesse Katsopolis, brother-in-law to Danny Tanner (Bob Saget). Katsopolis had musical talent and spent the later seasons of the show trying to make it big with his band.
Stamos has since gone on to play roles on TV shows such as "ER," "Glee," "The New Normal" and "Necessary Roughness." Most recently he's had cameos in the musical series "Galavant" and playing himself on the final episode of "Two and a Half Men." He's set to reprise his Uncle Jesse role in cameo appearances on Netflix's sequel series "Fuller House" and is also a producer on the series.
Bob Saget played Danny Tanner, a single father with three daughters, D.J., Stephanie and Michelle. Tanner had help raising his children from his brother-in-law, Jesse, and best friend, Joey.
While still on "Full House," Saget became the original host of "America's Funniest Home Videos." He has landed roles in television series that include "Raising Dad," "Surviving Suburbia" and "Entourage," and was the narrator of the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother." He too will be making return appearances on "Fuller House."
Dave Coulier played the comical Joey Gladstone, Danny Tanner's best friend.
Since "Full House," Coulier has had a lot of minor acting parts, mostly voiceover work, including on "Robot Chicken," and continues to perform as a stand-up comic. He also had a cameo as himself in a February 2013 episode of "How I Met Your Mother." Coulier has also been confirmed as a recurring guest star on the sequel series "Fuller House."
Twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen played the youngest Tanner sister, Michelle. The character's popularity grew over time and the Olsen Twins became a household name.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen turned to fashion after "Full House," launching the fashion lines The Row, Elizabeth and James, Olsenboye and StyleMint. Ashley interned under designer Zac Posen. Mary-Kate continued her acting career, including a role in the movie "Beastly" and a recurring role in the cable hit "Weeds," but has also been a tabloid favorite, including her years struggling with an eating disorder. In March 2012, Mary-Kate said she planned to quit acting for good to instead focus on her fashion career.
Candace Cameron played the oldest Tanner sister, D.J. Much of the show was focused on her growth as a teenager while dealing with school and relationships.
Cameron is now known as Candace Cameron Bure, after marrying retired NHL player Valeri Bure in June 1996. She starred on the ABC Family drama "Make It or Break It" and appeared in numerous made-for-TV movies. She was a contestant season 18 of "Dancing with the Stars" in the spring of 2014, making the finals and ultimately finishing in third place. She is also the sister of fellow child star Kirk Cameron. She will star in the "Fuller House" Netflix series alongside her former co-stars Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber.
Jodie Sweetin played the sarcastic Stephanie Tanner on "Full House."
Sweetin fought through drug problems after the show and has had only a handful of acting roles since. In 2009 she appeared in the indie films "Port City" and "Redefining Love." Her most recent credits came in the TV films "Singled Out" in 2012 and "Defending Santa" in 2013. She will be reprising her Stephanie Tanner character all grown up on "Fuller House."
Lori Loughlin eventually became the fourth main adult character of the show as Rebecca Donaldson. She eventually became Jesse Katsopolis' wife and they had twin sons, Nicky and Alex.
Loughlin starred in "90210" and co-created the WB drama "Summerland" after "Full House." Her most recent roles have come in the TV movies "A Mother's Rage," "Meet My Mom" and "When Calls the Heart," the last of which has become a Hallmark Channel series. She has also starred in a series of "Garage Sale Mystery" movies for the Hallmark Channel and will be appearing in the first episode of "Fuller House."
Scott Weinger started appearing in season five as D.J.'s boyfriend Steve.
During "Full House," Weinger began what would be his most famous role, voicing the title character in Disney's "Aladdin." He also voiced the character in two direct-to-video sequels and two TV series. He's also worked as a writer and producer -- serving as a writer and producer on "90210" and working as a writer on "What I Like About You" and "Priveleged." He's recently had a couple of on-screen roles, playing small parts in 2013 in the ABC drama series "Mistresses" and in 2014 in the sitcom "The Neighbors." In July 2015, he confirmed that he will be reprising his original "Full House" role as a recurring character on "Fuller House," playing D.J. Tanner's ex-boyfriend.
Andrea Barber played Kimmy Gibler, D.J.'s best friend, who most often seemed to spend more time at the Tanner household than her own home.
Barber, seen here at the Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half-Marathon in October 2013, retired from acting after "Full House" ended in 1995. However, in 2012 she reprised her "Full House" role for a sketch alongside Dave Coulier, her former "Full House" co-star, for the comedy website Funny or Die. She's fully coming out of retirement to once again play Kimmy as one of the stars on "Fuller House."
Danielle Fishel, who would go on to star in another iconic '90s sitcom, as Topanga in "Boy Meets World" (right), had a two-episode stint on "Full House" as Stephanie's classmate "Jennifer P." (left).
After bouncing around in bit parts on TV and direct-to-video movies, Fishel landed the host job of Style Network's "The Dish" in 2008 and is now reprising her role as Topanga in the Disney Channel sequel series "Girl Meets World."
Tahj Mowry had a recurring role on the show as Michelle's best friend, Teddy. Mowry went on to star in his own sitcom "Smart Guy." He also appeared in "Are We Done Yet?" and in the TV series "Kim Possible" and "Baby Daddy."
The cast of "Full House" reunited at the premiere of the Olsens' film "New York Minute" in Hollywood, California, on May 1, 2004.
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